ERIC Number: ED357898
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Rural Interagency Collaboration: A Resource Handbook for Schools and Human Service Agency Providers, Planners, and Policy Makers.
Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Education.
This handbook provides information about interagency collaboration and educational partnerships in rural New York to service providers, planners, and policymakers. A survey identified 52 existing collaborative programs involving approximately 190 New York school districts and 100 nondistrict agencies and examined size and configuration of collaborations, objectives, services provided, funding sources, evaluation methods, and problems. A literature review discusses costs and benefits of collaboration. A "how-to" section summarizes legal and institutional considerations, resources in New York State, barriers to collaboration, variables that shape partnerships, and tips for starting and sustaining collaborative ventures. The 52 identified collaborations are listed alphabetically and according to the following categories: (1) disabilities and special education; (2) health and nutrition; (3) youth at risk; (4) substance abuse; (5) adolescent pregnancy; (6) early intervention; (7) vocational education; and (8) other. Program descriptions include the program title, counties involved, start-up year, partners, target audience, program needs, goals, outcomes, activities, resources, collaboration benefits, organizational barriers, contact persons, and descriptors (which are indexed). Appendices include a map, survey correspondence, questionnaires, and a list of 33 resources. (TES)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Agency Cooperation, Cooperative Programs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Institutional Cooperation, Outreach Programs, Postsecondary Education, Program Descriptions, Rural Areas, Rural Schools, School Districts, Shared Resources and Services, State Surveys
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reference Materials - Directories/Catalogs; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Syracuse Univ., NY. School of Education.
Identifiers - Location: New York